I am convinced that 12th century England sucked for pretty much everybody and I’m glad I didn’t live there. Leah was just precious. This one is hard to rate. Put simply, it’s a medieval love story with a plot of “killing to gain lands”. I might go back to this someday. Feb 26, Jill Dunlop rated it really liked it. Remember me not recommended for public devices.

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Cain has never had luck with the ladies. A spin off of Gellis’ popular Roselynd series, based on a real couple. So bottom line, this is your typical old skool bodice ripper. Trivia About Bond of Blood. Life is short and even for the noble class it is often brutal.

There were even times when he made me cringe. Feb 07, Gelliz Noel rated it it was amazing. It picked up a little bit but still too much of stress on politics which made it boring.

The Earl of Pembroke ultimately wants to kill his son-in-law to gain control of his lands.

Bond of Blood

Mar 19, Regan Walker rated it it was amazing Shelves: Before reading Roberta Gellis for the first time and after seeing such positive reviews on this novel, I thought it would be a 5 robeerta read, but sadly it did not hold up to that.


The heroine is only 15, but given the setting that didn’t bother me. This is one oF multiple rereads of this book.

bond of blood by roberta gellis

She was married to her husband Charles for over 50 years and they lived together in Lafayette, Indiana with a lively Lakeland terrier called Taffy. I wanted an epilogue, but thought the HEA suited the tone and uncertainty of the times.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was printed inI think. The hero was the worst thing ever, he was violent, crude and had an inferiority complex that he kept projecting onto Leah. Please, log in or register. Fifteen year-old Leah is married to the much-older Cain, Lord Radnor, and their love develops in spite of the various plots that are ot woven around them.

Cain’s disability creates interest, as we see how the various characters react to it. I felt sad for her and wanted her to persevere.

This book was really fantastic. The author gives us a little history lesson at the beginning, telling us some truths about our knights in shining armor they stunk to high heavenwhat it really meant to lord over a land and what they had to do to maintain their position, as well as the beliefs of society such as those with deformities being viewed as being of the devil.


I think the reason for this is that Leah and Cain truly felt like characters from the twelfth century. Feb 26, Jill Dunlop rated it really liked it. Jul 30, Alainamac rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So he hatches a scheme to wed his daughter Leah to Cain, Lord of Radnor.

To ask other readers questions about Bond of Bloodplease sign up. And then, SHE begged him and apologized to him in tears.

This is a classic from that all historical romance fans should read. View all 18 comments. Oct 27, KatieV rated it really liked it Shelves: And he’s–let’s say less abusive to the heroine than her father is.

bond of blood by roberta gellis